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Kingsley Hayes comments on appealing GDPR fines

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Compliance Week published an article discussing whether it is worthwhile for companies to appeal GDPR breach fines.

Kingsley Hayes, Head of Data Breach, commented: “We are seeing the results of early investigations commenced in 2018/19 that may have lacked the level of expertise and refinement required to ensure challenges were kept to a minimum.

“There is also the salient point that the level of fines set was open to scrutiny and had to be justified. Without a prior history of fines, challenges were always inevitable.”

Kingsley’s comments were published in Compliance Week, 19 August 2021, and can be found here.

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